Afshan Subohi

Adding momentum to recovery

Adding momentum to recovery

The business community fears political unrest may unravel the nascent economic recovery after Covid-19. Updated 01 Mar, 2021 09:03am
Why our exporters suck at exporting

Why our exporters suck at exporting

"We have removed most of the impediments; we are witnessing excellent growth in industry and exports," says Abdul Razak Dawood. Updated 22 Feb, 2021 09:27am
Beating the pathogen

Beating the pathogen

No one seems to know at this point when and how the private healthcare practitioners will be covered. Updated 01 Feb, 2021 09:30am
Turning over a new leaf

Turning over a new leaf

Sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledge Biden's role as a caring friend of Pakistan in Washington in the past. Updated 25 Jan, 2021 09:18am
The way the wind blows

The way the wind blows

Corporate America knows the shareholder’s interest overrides political preferences. Updated 18 Jan, 2021 09:12am
Build back better

Build back better

Diverging from the consensus of 2-3 per cent GDP growth, the economy is expected to have a K-shaped recovery. Updated 04 Jan, 2021 09:56am
Behind the (global index) game

Behind the (global index) game

Even the most ardent critics of government policies are puzzled when Pakistan is placed at the bottom of global indexes. Updated 21 Dec, 2020 09:11am
A job too taxing

A job too taxing

The FBR chairman expects the final number of taxpayers for 2019-20 will at least be about the same as last year’s. Updated 14 Dec, 2020 10:14am
A job-killing pandemic

A job-killing pandemic

PIDE projects job losses of up to 18.5m depending on the intensity of Covid-19 and the government’s containment strategy. Updated 07 Dec, 2020 09:57am
The food challenge

The food challenge

Federal and provincial authorities expect no major disruptions in the supply of essential food items. Updated 01 Dec, 2020 09:52am
After the vaccine

After the vaccine

Businesses seem optimistic partially because of the country’s performance since the outbreak of the pandemic early this year. Updated 24 Nov, 2020 09:14am
Reko Diq: Saga of bliss or bane?

Reko Diq: Saga of bliss or bane?

The value of extractable mineral wealth of Reko Diq alone is estimated to run into billions of dollars. Updated 16 Nov, 2020 09:04pm
Bracing for lockdown 2.0

Bracing for lockdown 2.0

The govt and the private sector are in perfect denial and not yet ready to even acknowledge the existence of a grave possibility. Updated 09 Nov, 2020 08:55am
‘Tis the season for business

‘Tis the season for business

Despite the squeeze on family income in a sagging economy, the market is witnessing a spike in consumer demand. Updated 26 Oct, 2020 08:58am
Dubious economic nobility

Dubious economic nobility

Nobel in economics is awarded mostly to economists from top Western universities. Updated 19 Oct, 2020 08:17am